A Battle of Thermopylae
crossword puzzle has been created specifically in mind for classroom
use, as it may provide an alternate method in complementing a teacher's
history lesson. Since it is age appropriate for middle school and high
school students, it includes clues and the answers which are integral
to one of ancient history's most celebrated battles.
that it can be made accessible to all teachers, it is included in a
Google Docs folder that can be shared and readily available for
printing. If you would like to gain access to this file (it is free), please contact me using your school's e-mail address, since this copyrighted puzzle is intended for classroom purposes only.
Below is a sampling of several of the international educational institutions who have recently requested the Battle of Thermopylae crossword puzzle.
Arborbrook Christian Academy - North Carolina
Tempe High Schools - Arizona
Twin Peaks Charter Academy - Colorado
Lake Shore Public Schools - Michigan
Bennet School District - Colorado
St John’s School and Community College - Marlborough, Wiltshire - England
Methodist College - Belfast, Ireland
Bredon Hill Middle School - Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire, England
Spokane School District - Washington
Landstown Middle School - Virginia
Waterford Kettering High School - Michigan
Old Dominion University - Virginia
Fairvalley High School - California
Jefferson Joint 251 School District - Idaho
Gray Middle School - Boone County Schools - Kentucky
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School - North Carolina
Fulton County School District - Georgia
Chesapeake Public School District - Virginia
Images of 'The Hellenic Warriors '
(To enlarge the thumbnail images, please click the photos below)
'The Hellenic Warriors' Living History Group - Enhancement courtesy of Jim Carrozza
Image courtesy of Rina Chios
'The Hellenic Warriors' aka 'The Warriors of Thermopylae' Living History Group is available for appearances at schools in the Mid-Atlantic area. Fully clad with the arms and armor that were indicative of those used by the 300 Spartans and other Greek defenders of 480 B.C.E., these practitioners will be available to field questions relative to the battle and demonstrate the tactics used.
In addition, several of the inaccuracies which have been perpetuated by Hollywood will be discussed. This demonstration will provide an informative and interactive environment for the students to learn the history of the battle.
If you are interested in the 'Warriors of Thermopylae' appearing at your school, please contact us.